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Posted December 6, 2017

Superintendent's Contract Extended

Raquel Reedy's contract, approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday, was extended a year to June 30, 2020.

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to extend Superintendent Raquel Reedy’s contract by a year through the 2019-20 school year. 

The board voted 6 to 1 to approve the $240,000 a year contract that runs through June 30, 2020. Board member Peggy Muller-Aragon was the lone vote against the contract.

“We are pleased with the positive direction the district has taken under Superintendent Reedy’s leadership. Public trust in the district has improved, the community has embraced the new Learning Zones adopted to tailor and deliver instruction based on the individual needs of schools, and our school communities are re-engaging with community partners to optimize student opportunities," said Dr. David Peercy, APS Board of Education president. “Superintendent Reedy has the talent, temperament and commitment to take our unique suburban-urban-rural district to new levels of academic success.”

Reedy said she is eager to continue the important work carried out every day, at every level on behalf of every Albuquerque Public Schools student.

“It is an honor to partner with dedicated professionals in our schools and in our community on the shared goal of providing the best public education possible to our students. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to make a difference for the students we serve,” Reedy said.

Reedy took over as acting superintendent in August 2015 and was named superintendent in April 2016. An educator for more than four decades, Reedy began her career as a teacher of the visually impaired in Boston in 1974. She started with APS in 1977 as a special education teacher at Atrisco Elementary. 

After an eight-year stint as a personnel specialist in the APS Human Resources Department, Reedy served as principal at E.G. Ross and Mitchell elementary schools before being named associate superintendent for elementary education in 2007, supervising 45 elementary schools.

She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin.

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